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This study aims to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nutrition and mother and child health services

 

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This study explore how local governments translate a national policy into local policies to support the 2020/2021 school year and prepare provinces/cities/districts for the upcoming school year.

Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition in Indonesia 2019-2020 Update

As Indonesia has been experiencing impressive economic advancement and emerging as an upper-middle income country, it has also recorded important progress in enhancing food security and nutrition. Access to food increased and undernutrition continued to decrease over the last few years. However, the nutritional status of Indonesians is still low by international standards, and the variation across regions remains huge.

 

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This study aims to understand the impact of KIAT Guru on teachers’ absence and service quality and to examine the sustainability of the community monitoring mechanism.

 

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This updated strategic review aims to build on the comprehensive and detailed understanding of the national food security and nutrition situation 2019-2020.

 

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SMERU takes the initiative to conduct research in the social, economic, education, and health fields, and on policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reviving the Village Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJM Desa)

Villages’ obligation to formulate the village medium-term development plan (RPJM Desa) should not be a mere legal formality. RPJM Desa substantially needs to be drafted, as it is

Simplifying the Village Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJM Desa)

According to Law No. 6/2014 on Villages, every village has to make the village medium-term development plan (RPJM Desa). RPJM Desa essentially serves as a reference for the village government’s annual work plan and is the manifestation of the village’s being a self-governing community in determining the direction and objectives of its development. However, villages are still facing some issues in implementing RPJM Desa.

Improving the Village Cash for Work (PKT) Policy

The Village Cash for Work (PKT) policy, initiated in 2018 to overcome poverty, unemployment, and malnutrition in villages, has resulted in some problems. This has something to do with some provisions in the technical guidelines of PKT which (i) cause budget inefficiency, (ii) pose the risk of lowering the work output quality, and (iii) is not equipped with clear reference criteria to determine PKT beneficiaries.

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